Post Tagged with: "cyberlibel"

Court of Appeal Upholds Web Defamation Decision

The Globe and Mail reports that the Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a $40,000 defamation award arising from Internet postings.

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December 17, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Crookes Appeals B.C. Linking Decision reports that Wayne Crookes has appealed a recent B.C. decision that addressed the liability for linking to allegedly defamatory content.

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November 27, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

B. C. Court Rules Linking To Content Not Republication

A B.C. court has ruled that linking to allegedly defamatory content does not amount to a republication of the content.  The case arises from one of the Crookes lawsuits, this one involving both Wikipedia and [full disclosure: Crookes is suing me with similar claims that include linking to websites […]

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October 27, 2008 3 comments News

B.C. Court Orders Thousands in Damages over Web Libel

A B.C. court has ordered a Nanaimo man to pay an Australian man more than $179,000 in damages arising from hundreds of libelous statements made on multiple websites during a four year period.

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July 18, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Crookes Cyberlibel Suit

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision that dismissed a libel suit launched by Wayne Crookes against Yahoo!, MySpace, and a group of individuals.  The court rejected the view that a court should presume that something posted online on a restricted access site has been […]

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May 9, 2008 1 comment News